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The Boiler house with the Zollverein houses this Museum. Make sure to visit this before visiting... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Reimagined boiler house is an imaginative showcase to the best of contemporary german design

The building is just fabulous - worth popping i to see a 1920s powerstation for this reason alone... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
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Gelsenkirchener Str. 181, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

The Boiler house with the Zollverein houses this Museum. Make sure to visit this before visiting Ruhr Museum which will let you get a discount at Ruhr. This Museum will take mostly an hour or two of your time,

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

The building is just fabulous - worth popping i to see a 1920s powerstation for this reason alone. There are many exhibits but they are all a bit static - I would have enjoyed more information about the design process or explaining why particular deigns...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 954MarkG
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

In one sentence, this is the hub for most modern innovations and designs in technology. You won't regret a visit there if you are in Essen, Germany.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank RizwanS297
Reviewed 21 October 2017

If you love design, do not forget to visit this museum. It has all the objects that have been awarded a Red Dit Design Award. There is also a good app for iOs/Android to study everything in detail. I particularly liked the central display with...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

The Red Dot Design Museum is fun to visit and your exhibits are anything but unusual: all kinds of everyday objects, electronics, furniture, gadgets and other stuff that has been awarded the Red dot design award. The biggest selling point is the quirky and creative...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Tina Q
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A lot of interesting things and designs. We missed explanation and info about use, materials, design process etc. The café (Butterzeit) did use ugly plastic forkes, knives, cup whitoutcare care for re-use, design and environment.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Martin K
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The museum is located on the premises of the Zeche Zollverein. It exhibits a variety of design classics. The industrial architecture surrounding the museum makes it a special place.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank sabiner148
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum last summer, it was really cool. The exhibition was as interesting as the exhibition space itself!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Destination491836
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Red Dot Design Museum with design prize winning objects in huge 'rusty' factory hall restyled by Norman Foster is a unique eclectical experience. While you are there, absolutely walk around terrains of Unesco World Heritage Industrial Landmark Zeche Zollverein (separately reviewed on Tripadvisor) for great...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Rudy950
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Exhibits everything that won a red dot design award from taps to TVs to bikes to sex toys! Very interesting for a long browse. The building itself is an incredible location, an old industrial hall with big old rusty pipes. Absolutely worth a visit -...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Johanna P
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Antonio N
10 October 2015|
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You should take the tram 107, from the city center to the "Zollverein" station.